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Does Arthritis Worsen Whiplash Outcomes?

Cervical spondylosis—also known as cervical osteoarthritis (OA)—is the most common age-related disorder of the cervical spine, which is characterized by degeneration of the intervertebral disks and facet joints as well as spur formation off the vertebral body endplates. Studies have shown that X-rays of 95% of adults over the age of 65 will show signs […]

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A Brief Summary of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral nerve entrapment neuropathy, meaning the compression of a nerve beyond the brain and spinal cord. In this case, the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist, which is comprised of eight small carpal bones that form the roof and […]

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Cervical Angina and Chiropractic Care

The Important Diagnostic Contributions of R. Glen Spurling, MD  Default Thinking The 1989 movie “The War of the Roses” starred Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. In the movie, there is a scene at a restaurant where character Oliver Rose, played by actor Michael Douglas, has an episode of chest pain. The immediate suspicion by Mr. […]

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Lifestyle Factors and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is characterized by the depletion of bone mineral mass combined with bone micro-architecture deterioration that results in greater bone fragility leading to increased fracture risk. It’s estimated that 10 million adults in the United States have osteoporosis and another 44 million are at serious risk for the condition.  Incredibly, just a 10% loss of […]

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Wrist Treatment for Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that occurs when tendons that attach to the elbow become overloaded. While tennis elbow can be caused by a known traumatic event, it’s more likely the result of microtraumas spread out over time that can be difficult to identify. Because of this, symptoms can come on […]

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Knee Osteoarthritis and Fall Risk

The World Health Organization reports that falls are a significant global public health issue. In fact, each year 37.3 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention, and falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury and deaths. For an older adult, a non-fatal fall can lead to serious injury that can result […]

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When Neck Pain Suggests a More Serious Condition

Neck pain is among the most common reasons patients visit a doctor’s office. In nearly all cases, neck pain is not a sign of a potentially life-threatening issue and can improve over time with appropriate care, such as manual therapies provided by a doctor of chiropractic. However, there are some conditions in which neck pain […]

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Can Whiplash Cause Persistent Dizziness?

It is estimated that up to 50% of whiplash associated disorders (WAD) patients will continue to experience persistent symptoms for a year or longer after their motor vehicle collision, sports collision, or slip and fall. One of the most frequent complaints—affecting nearly seven-in-ten chronic WAD patients—is dysregulation of balance or dizziness. Balance is complex and […]

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The Safety of Spinal Adjusting (Manipulation)

A Review of the Largest Studies Published on the Topic Including the Years 2022 and 2023 INTRODUCTION Everyone will eventually die. Nearly everyone will have an ongoing relationship with a healthcare provider. Many will be actively under the care of a healthcare provider for their illness at the moment of their passing. As a rule, […]

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